On March 7, 2005, the new Nationwide Programmatic Agreement (NPA) on undertakings approved by the Federal Communications Commission went into effect. To facilitate accurate and timely project reviews, the Iowa Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) has developed Iowa-specific guidance regarding the 2005 NPA and the 2001 Collocation Agreement. This guidance is outlined in the 2005 Guidance Memorandum, below.
Specific questions regarding the 2005 NPA and its forms, the 2001 Collocation Agreement, and FCC compliance with Section 106 under these agreements should be directed to the Federal Communications Commission.
As part of the 2005 NPA, the identification and evaluation of historic properties requires the applicant to review records available at SHPO. The Iowa Site Inventory is open to the public for review Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.:
State Historic Preservation Office (floor 3-east)
State Historical Building
600 East Locust
Des Moines, IA 50319-0290
A fee will be charged for Iowa Site Inventory database searches conducted by SHPO staff. The base fee is $30/hour, with one hour minimum charged and 30-minute increments thereafter. Paper copies or digital PDF files of individual Iowa Site Inventory files can also be obtained for a per-page fee of 25¢. Please email SHPO Inventory Coordinator, Berry Bennett (Berry.Bennett@iowa.gov) with specific database or copy requests.